- Waiting for answers on corruption allegations from 'Maun sahab', Rahul to Modi
- Delhi boy 'commits' suicide a day after locals try to molest his sister
- Why did Manmohan not show courage to order surgical strikes post 26/11: Modi
- Three militants, woman killed in J&K gunfight
- Ryan murder: SC rejects plea against Pintos' bail
- Ahmedabad Police denies permission to roadshows of Rahul, BJP
- Don't drag us into your domestic politics: Pak to India
Wind of change cleans city's air
Improved wind speed brought down level of pollutants in national Capital's air quality on Thursday with the Air Quality Index (AQI) shifting to ‘moderate' zone. The breeze cleared up the hazy sky bringing much need relief to people in the city.
Delhi's average AQI was recorded 194, marking a significant improvement from Wednesday's 282 on a scale of 500, classified as ‘poor'.
Dipankar Saha, Air Lab Chief of the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), said, “Air quality is improving every hour and we hope it will continue to improve.”
“Now the wind is blowing very easily from north to south with a speed of 4.5 m/s, which has resulted in dispersion of pollutants, leading to improvement in the air quality after a long pause,” he had said.
The United Nations on December 5 marked the first International Smog Day. It is a moment to remember all of the people who have died prematurely, and avoidably, because of the air pollution, the United Nations Environment Programme had said in a statement.
Pollution is considered severe plus or emergency when readings of PM2.5 and PM10 cross 300 and 500 ug/m3, respectively. The corresponding prescribed standards are 60 and 100.
An AQI between 0-50 is considered good, 51-100 satisfactory, 101-200 moderate, 201-300 poor, 301-400 very poor, and 401-500 severe.
- Driver critical after BMW car rams into his auto in E Delhi 11 Dec 2017 | Staff Reporter
- Single window system in Dept to streamline recruitment process 11 Dec 2017 | Staff Reporter
- Digital monitors in cabs soon to help passengers keep track of route 11 Dec 2017 | Staff Reporter
- Safety first, institution's credentials secondary for girl students: Study 11 Dec 2017 | PTI
- Accident victim's kin get Rs 92.36L compensation 11 Dec 2017 | Staff Reporter
- Prez hails Bharat Vikas Parishad‚Äôs efforts 11 Dec 2017 | Staff Reporter
- NDMC launches Swachchhta Pakhwada 11 Dec 2017 | Staff Reporter
- DCW seeks explanation from Vistara 11 Dec 2017 | Staff Reporter
- Truck mows down two sleeping on footpath 11 Dec 2017 | Staff Reporter
- 6 women among 7 held for running sex racket in spa 11 Dec 2017 | Staff Reporter
Sunday EditionView All
10 Dec 2017 | AFP | Seoul
North Korea blamed US "nuclear blackmail" for soaring tensions over its weapons programme in rare meetings with a senior UN official, but agreed to regular communication with the organisation, state media said today. Jeffrey Feltman arrived in Beijing today after wrapping up a five-day visit to Pyongyang aimed at defusing the crisis, just a week after North Korea said it test-fired a new ballistic missile capable of reaching the United States...
STATE EDITIONSView All
11 Dec 2017 | Staff Reporter | Bhopal
The students securing 70 per cent marks in the Class XII examination will also get the benefit of the Chief Minister's Medhavi Vidyarthi Protsahan Yojna from next year. The scheme will cover all courses offered in government colleges...